Season 3, Episode 11
Step into a world of extreme beliefs, and meet some women whose beliefs define their lives.
When Tamara speaks to her congregation about redemption, she talks from experience. The pastor and mother of two was once a member of one of the most notorious street gangs known as the Crips. After a slew of crimes and fights, Tamara found herself in prison for assault with a deadly weapon. It's here she found God and turned her life completely around. Now Tamara helps others whose shoes she once walked in.
Shani has a long list of things she's passionate about, and at the top of it are animals. A few years ago, after educating herself on the harsh realities of animal cruelty, Shani became a vegan. But she didn't stop there. She's also banned all animal products from her life and is an active member of Peta. Shani has even gotten into politics, petitioning for a ban on extreme farming. Her family of meat eaters doesn't share in her beliefs, but the challenge to change their minds only fuels her fire.
Sara's religion comes with a long list of do's and don'ts. As a Hare Krishna, she must live by the Four Regulative Principles of Religion, which include no meat eating and no sex before marriage. She even quit her job at a famous coffee chain when they started selling sandwiches with meat. During her frequent pilgrimages to India, Sara will wake at wake at 4 am and chant for hours. While this may seem extreme to some, for Sara it's completely fulfilling, yet she is looking forward to finding a husband (a Hare Krishna, of course) and experiencing all the joys of matrimony.